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Salem-News.com (Jan-24-2014 18:36)

Mother of Physical Abuse Victim Arrested

Brandy's boyfriend, Michael Shane Abo, was arrested on January 4th, 2014, after investigators concluded he had caused injuries to the boy.

(MCMINNVILLE) - Brandy Lynn Robertson McMinnville Police Department detectives have arrested Brandy Lynn Robertson on charges of Criminal Mistreatment and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The case involves her four year old son who was transported to Oregon Health Science University on New Year's Eve after suffering a traumatic brain injury, as well as other traumatic injuries to his body.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-22-2014 19:05)

Investigation into Abuse of Four-Year Old Oregon Boy Continues

A long list of readers have contacted our newsroom asking if we know whether the mother will be charged. This report contains the latest information and also reveals the odd legal wranglings of an attorney in the case.

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) -  Menu Admin Home News Author Bios Feature Block Sports News Ads Ad Groups Sports Ads Calendar News Comments Sports Comments Staff Bios Manage Graphics Page Editor / Creator Preview Front Page Upload Photos Community Solutions Google Maps stats Panels - Ed The story of a four-year old boy who was beaten nearly to death in Sheridan is a tragic one. Many questions remain and the case is far from over.

The suspect, Michael Abo, was fired from his job as a Yamhill County deputy, before becoming a reserve police officer with the city of Yamill. He is in jail facing two Measure 11 charges. The story was released by McMinnville Police days after Salem-News.com began asking questions.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-06-2014 18:43)

Battered 4-Year Old Boy... the Ultimate Case of Police Brutality?

...you shouldn't have to pay for your love with your bones and your flesh - Pat Benatar, "Hell is for children"

(SALEM) - Alleged four year old victim of Michael Abo "They don't want the image of a little boy to be shown because he is so brutalized, they don't want the American public to know what he looks like." Those words from a family friend of a four-year old boy who was beaten to within an inch of his life by an Oregon police officer.

McMinnville Police say investigators believe that the injuries to the 4 year old were a result of physical abuse caused by a police officer named Michael Abo.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-04-2014 11:01)

Former Deputy Arrested for Criminal Mistreatment and Assault, Four Year Old in Critical Condition‏

The 4 year old boy, the son of Michael Abo's girlfriend, was transported to OHSU via Life Flight helicopter and remains in critical condition. Investigators believe that the injuries to the 4 year old were a result of physical abuse caused by Mr. Abo.

(MCMINNVILLE) -  The 4 year old boy, the son of Michael Abo's girlfriend, was transported to OHSU via Life Flight helicopter and remains in critical condition. Michael Shane Abo, 29 years of age, was arrested early this morning during the execution of a search warrant at 420 NW Evans Street in Sheridan, Oregon.

Abo was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-11-2012 14:45)

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Calls on Congress to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Renewing the case for women...

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, joined by 53 other attorneys general, signed a letter calling on the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and ensure the sustainability of vital programs designed to keep women and families safe from violence and abuse.

"We've made tremendous strides in how we deal with violence against women..." said Attorney General Harris.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2009 10:33)

Crime and Punishment

Our society is pathologically distorted by money. Even the crime and punishment. Other than that, your opinion is as good as mine.

(CALGARY, Alberta) - Salem-News.com On June 29, 2009, Bernard Madoff, convicted of the largest Ponzi scheme in history (about $65 billion) was sentenced to 150 years in prison. He’ll never wear a silk shirt again—except for the last time when he won’t feel it.

Considering that most crime is committed for money—either directly or indirectly—a little exploration might be both fun, educational—and discouraging.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2009 04:00)

Joshua Nordman: Victim or Criminal?

If Nordman had had some economic lifeboat so he and his family could continue to live (not just survive) with dignity and decency, the idea of robbing a bank would surely never have entered his thoughts.

(CALGARY, Alberta) - Salem-News.com On the morning of June 23, 2009, Joshua Nordman walked into the Willamina branch of Bank of America, handed the teller a “threatening” note and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He apparently made no attempt to hide his identity from the security cameras and was apprehended without incident a little more than two hours later at his home.

Under our system of law, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but in this case, I doubt that anyone would dispute the facts as just presented.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-17-2009 09:12)

Iranian Bioweapon Researcher Dies Suspiciously

A US-based Iranian doctor working to discover an antitoxin therapy for biological weapons has purportedly died a "suspicious death."

(TEHRAN) - Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi One of the leading bioweapon researchers and a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, Dr. Nasser Talebzadeh Ordoubadi died on Saturday in what his doctors described as a "suspicious death".

Media reports have linked Dr. Talebzadeh Ordoubadi's mysterious death to his notable accomplishments in discovering an antitoxin treatment for bioweapons.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-14-2008 20:13)

First Snow of 2008 Falls on Willamette Valley Floor (VIDEO)

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the Central Willamette Valley of Oregon.

(SHERIDAN, Ore.) - Snow in Oregon Snow began falling in Oregon today and much of the western half of the state is now coated in powdery white. Numerous schools and businesses are closing.

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Salem-News.com (May-24-2008 22:14)

Police Say Poorly Hitched Trailer Caused Major Crash Near Sheridan

The driver towing a trailer was cited for Operation of an Unsafe Vehicle

(SHERIDAN, Ore.) - Crash on Highway 18 in Oregon, 5-24-08 Police say an improperly transported trailer that broke free and crashed into another vehicle was the reason for an injury crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 18 near Sheridan.

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